Palette

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I
3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Khor Bahan, Cemetery 17, Grave 3

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 9.1 x 0.7 cm (2 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17/3/3

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Rectangular palette of medium gray finely-grained stone with only 1 flat finished surface. It shows extensive wear. 3 edges are rounded and the 4th is straight. One corner is chipped.

Provenance

Bahan. (ASN 17/3/3). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia